Prince Charles attended a private tea party at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest
Prince Charles on Thursday evening was welcomed to a tea party at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest by Romania's Crown Princess Margartea and Prince Radu. Prince Charles was greeted before the palace by Margareta and Radu. He hugged the princess and kissed her hand. Crown Princess Margareta is the goddaughter of Prince Philip's, Duke of Edinburgh. He then shook Prince Radu's hand and the three of them walked toward the entrance to the palace on a red carpet.
Four officers of the 30th Mihai Viteazul Guard and Protocol Brigade, joined by six horseback gendarmes dressed up in parade costume, saluted the guest. The private tea party lasted 50 minutes, in the White Lounge.
The event happened at the end of the second day of Prince Charles's three-day official visit to Romania.
The Romanian Royal Family has had in the 150 years since its foundation, a constant connection to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, based on admiration, affection and respect, both officially and privately, reads a press release sent by the Secretariat of His Majesty the King.
"In the 150 years since the foundation of the Royal Family of Romania, the connection with the Royal Family of the UK has been constant, based on appreciation, affection and respect, both in its official stand, representing the two nations' history, as well as in the private, family dimension. It has been an enduring relationship, stretched along the XIX, XX and XXI centuries, comprising six generations," shows the press release, sent on the occasion of the meeting at the Elisabeta Palace between the Romanian Royal family and Crown Heir, the Prince of Wales, on the second day of his official visit to Romania.
According to the source, the Prince of Wales has been present, since 1998, almost every year in our country and the Royal Family of Romania takes part in public or official visits in the United Kingdom.
"The Prince of Wales visited Elisabeta Palace in 2011 and 2016. The Crown Princess and Prince Radu meet every spring with Prince of Wales in the country, during the Crown Heir's stays in Romania," the press release of the Romanian Royal Family further states.